Whenever I have to do a research for new Photoshop tutorials for my compilations, I always focus on stunning, complex and difficult tutorials mainly targeted for pros. But most of the time you need to perform basic tasks such as red eye removal, or changing a color in a photo. Or maybe you want to reproduce just one technique of a complex image.

This list is about basic photo manipulation techniques for beginners, such as changing skies, red eye fixing, tilt shift effect, infrared effect, watercolor effect, and many other popular basic techniques that you can use in a quick retouching work or in a more complex arwork. Some of these techniques require a bit of work, but many do not. Remember that good results always require using good quality photos!